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Tailgate Central

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Tailgate Central

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Auburn’s Pre- and Post-Game Rituals. Before the coin toss, fans at Jordan-Hare Stadium are whipped into a frenzy by the “flight of the eagle.” As they roar “W-a-a-a-r,” and opponents look on in trepedation, a trained raptor pounces on a leather falconry lure at midfield as the crowd booms: “EAGLE!” If Auburn wins, look out for the “rolling” of Toomer’s Corner: Fans wielding rolls of Charmin and Scott cover the ancient oaks lording over that intersection with bath tissue.

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Bobby Dodd Stadium, Georgia Tech. Hiding in plain sight in midtown Atlanta, two miles from the Georgia Dome, is this colorful 97-year-old treasure. Designed and built by the school’s students in 1913, this Fenway-esque old bowl exists in a different dimension. One of the most irresistibly charming vignettes in college ball remains the gold and white, OOGHA-ing Rambling Wreck—1930 Ford Cabriolet Sport Coupe—making its quaint dash across the field before every home game.

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The Landing, Jacksonville The bawdiness and license on The Landing the day before the Florida-Georgia tilt evinces a college rivalry so bitter it must be held at a neutral site in Jacksonville (EverBank Field, formerly called Alltel Stadium). The SEC has asked media outlets to stop referring to the game as “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.” Now it is “The Bacchanalia That Dare Not Speak its Name.”

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Tailgating at Ole Miss On home game days, Oxford’s storied, 10-acre greensward turns into a tableau of antebellum civility and manners: tables set with lace and fine china, chandeliers suspended from the boughs of the elms and magnolias. To see the cocktail dresses on display in The Grove is to be reminded that not all the talent is on the field.

Southern Football Traditions

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  • Samantha Cuffley
    Samantha Cuffley

    :)

  • Tailgate Group
    Tailgate Group

    Hotty Toddy!

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LSU’s Maned Mascot On game days at LSU, opposing players must walk past an actual caged tiger (these days, a Bengal-Siberian mix named Mike VI). A generous donor gave money to build the mascot a beautiful habitat, hard by Tiger Stadium, where Mike lolls in luxury, behind clear walls, between games.

Southern Football Traditions

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Best College Towns - Athens, GA

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    E

    Go Dawgs!

  • Kelly Sedivy
    Kelly Sedivy

    Kelly, I found you! XO

  • Ashley Kirsch
    Ashley Kirsch

    Love them dawgs

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  • Julie Blanner
    Julie Blanner

    I agree!

  • Stephanie Hermes
    Stephanie Hermes

    MIZ!

  • Evelyn Nesbit
    Evelyn Nesbit

    ZOU!

  • Lindsay B
    Lindsay B

    Mizzourah!

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  • Chelsea Morton
    Chelsea Morton

    Kiss my grits Ellen. We're as southern as they come.

  • ellen
    ellen

    Keep dreaming. WV split with Virginia to join the Union. So Chelsea, no guts....no glory!

  • travel book
    travel book

    LOVE IT

  • travel book
    travel book

    its cool :)

  • travel book
    travel book

    God it's gorgeous!

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Best College Towns - Oxford, MS

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  • Samantha Cuffley
    Samantha Cuffley

    Hotty Toddy!

  • Jo Starr
    Jo Starr

    Hotty Toddy!!! Go REBS!

  • Sugaree's Bakery
    Sugaree's Bakery

    Our favorite place to tailgate!

  • Deb Johnson
    Deb Johnson

    Love Oxford, the Square and the Grove, best college town by far. Hotty Toddy!

  • Kiran | Genuine Elegance by K
    Kiran | Genuine Elegance by K

    Awesome town!

Welcome to tailgate season in the South. Down here, tailgating isn't just a way to kill time an hour before kickoff. It's an all-day ritual.

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  • Catherine Windsheimer
    Catherine Windsheimer

    Go Hokies!!

  • Catherine Windsheimer
    Catherine Windsheimer

    Go Hokies!

  • Courtney
    Courtney

    Counting down until Hokie game day!

  • Caroline Sampson
    Caroline Sampson

    WAR EAGLE!

Happy Tailgating Y’all! | Ole Miss Tailgate

Happy Tailgating Y’all!

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  • Nancy Hamby
    Nancy Hamby

    There's no other tailgate experience to compare with that in the Grove at the University of Mississippi!! HOTTY TODDY and GO REBELS!!!

  • Sandra Orr Cassimus
    Sandra Orr Cassimus

    I am a hard-core Razorback fan. In the world of tailgating, there is Ole Miss at one end of the spectrum and everyone else at the other! P. S. The centerpiece of the recently living boar's head was a nice touch last year! :-/

  • Laura Reedy
    Laura Reedy

    That's our tent!! Hotty Toddy!!!

  • Sandra Orr Cassimus
    Sandra Orr Cassimus

    Ha ha!

  • Sandra Orr Cassimus
    Sandra Orr Cassimus

    Laura, I have a phobia with "dead-heads" so the unexpected sight of it nearly caused me to shriek! Go Hogs!

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Happy Tailgating Y’all! | Ole Miss Tailgate

Happy Tailgating Y’all!

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Happy Tailgating Y’all! | Ole Miss Tailgate

Happy Tailgating Y’all!

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  • Betsy Koch
    Betsy Koch

    Sherri Boatright--you need to check out SL's Tailgating Contest. Even I know The Grove should win its category hands down.

  • Tonya Moss
    Tonya Moss

    Only in the grove!

  • Deb Johnson
    Deb Johnson

    The Grove is fantastic with wonderful food and fellowship.

  • Tailgate Group
    Tailgate Group

    Gotta love the Grove! #OleMissTailgate

Happy Tailgating Y’all! | Ole Miss Tailgate

Happy Tailgating Y’all!

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Happy Tailgating Y’all! | Ole Miss Tailgate

Happy Tailgating Y’all!

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  • Tonya Moss
    Tonya Moss

    I repinned this for all my Ole Miss friends

  • Abby Carter
    Abby Carter

    Courtney Gibens

  • Bess Ard
    Bess Ard

    Ole Miss. has the cutes girls.

  • Tailgate Group
    Tailgate Group

    Great Photo, Hotty Toddy Tailgate Ole Miss

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Magnetic Koozie in 4 Colors | Leave it to Southern gals to accessorize their drinks. Bonus: This nifty Koozie sticks to the side of your car during incumbent tailgating. We’ll toast to that! | SouthernLiving.com

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  • amy chap
    amy chap

    Doesn't everyone match their kookie to their outfit

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    Flytrap Promotional Greenville, SC

    We love these!!